One of the youth leaders in the affected area, Ubali Dawud Abubakar, who confirmed the outbreak, said the three villages had been battling the suspected cholera outbreak for over one week, adding that despite reporting to the appropriate authorities, there had been no response.
According to him, the last victim, who died as a result of the suspected cholera outbreak was buried yesterday evening.
“One of the people that died of the cholera has been buried yesterday. We want the government to come quickly and intervene” he said
In his reaction, the Public Relations Officer of the State Health Ministry, Ismail Garba Gwamaja, claimed that the Ministry was unaware of the outbreak of cholera in the affected villages but promised to investigate the incident to enable the Ministry to take appropriate action.